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Amanda Reyneke van den Berg - "Getting Ready"

"Getting Ready"

Getting Ready
Mixed Media, US$ 204

Getting Ready

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Mixed Media

W: 520mm x H: 395mm
W: 20" x H: 16"

Approx. Weight: 0.5kg

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)

Price

US$ 204

Scale

Person Thumbnail

Reference

Swallows on Lines and Moon

About "Getting Ready"

Changing times.Changing seasons.The luring of far places.

Amanda Reyneke van den Berg

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About Amanda

Amanda Reyneke van den Berg

Amanda's love as far as the different disciplines of the visual arts are concerned, is drawing.

She breaks away from the traditional approach to drawing not only by combining various mediums in a drawing but mixing the actual mediums together whilst drawing. Her artwork can be described as ‘drawn paintings 'or ' painted drawings’.

She prefers to work with a limited palette that gives rise to a relatively monochromatic effect. Thus is the emphasis placed on the process of mark-making through which she expresses herself. The result is a minimalistic drawing with a strong graphic quality and specific atmosphere.

The surface of the paper on which she works is often altered or disturbed through collage, or various other media to achieve specific results. She then works back onto and into the disturbed surfaces. This gives her work interesting and unexpected textures that invite the viewer for closer examination.

Amanda investigates everyday objects by means of accurate drawing and places them in surroundings composed of energetically drawn lines, marks and textures. At first glance the objects in her work seem to be incoherent and unrelated, but the story-telling quality of the artwork holds the picture together and leaves it to the viewer to complete the story.

The minimalist quality of her work is further emphasized by the selective choice of objects. The impact of simplicity, underwrites the atmosphere created. The objects are placed against a background of wide open spaces, inspired by and reflecting the environment where she currently resides, the green Kalahari of the Northern Cape.

Her work portrays the paradox of life. Man's excitement about the unpredictable and the unexpected yet fear of the unknown. Nature’s vulnerability and strength. Light, endless space and big skies filled with nothingness yet heavy with potential are depicted in her artwork.

Amanda was born in Umtata. She grew up in Pretoria and relocated to Cape Town in 1992 and in 1999 to Hermanus. Since the beginning of 2011 she resides in Upington.

She studied Art and Design at the Technikon Pretoria (now the Tshwane University of Technology). Amanda also obtained a National Higher Diploma in Tertiary Education as well as the National Higher Diploma in Design.

Amanda lectured at the Technikon Pretoria and the Cape College for 22 years collectively, each time resigning from a senior position. Furthering her own skills whilst lecturing, she worked as a freelance designer, partook in a number of group exhibitions and was involved with product development for the international craft trade.

After her retirement from formal education she focused on her own art, pursuing her passion for drawing and mark-making and investigating ‘light’.

Price Range

US$ 66-265

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Exhibitions

Various exhibitions with colleagues - Technikon Pretoria.
Various exhibitions with colleagues - Cape College(1992-1999).
Anual Group Exhibition with friends - Hermanus(2002-2008).
Dorp Street Gallery, Group of 3 - Stellenbosch (2004).
Hornbill House Gallery, Group of 4 - Hermanus (2008)
Hornbill House Gallery, Group of 3 - Hermanus (2009)

Education

Nat. Higher Dipl. Art and Design, Nat. Higher Dipl. Tertiary Ed

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